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An in-person NYC multi-day art/information event in NYC/Astor Place (special note on events on June 9th & 10th)

  • 1.  An in-person NYC multi-day art/information event in NYC/Astor Place (special note on events on June 9th & 10th)

    Posted 16 days ago
    While this is not an SLA or LIS organized event, it does have LIS components.  Also, YOU can participate as well.

    The Red Stage, will be held throughout the month of June.
    Situated on Astor Place, one of the city's most historic and iconic plazas, Rashid Johnson's Red Stage is a public invitation to experiment and create after a year of chronic anxiety. Drawing on histories of conceptual art and speaker's corners, the sculpture is a literal and metaphorical platform for participation and contestation as we build a future within and beyond the pandemic.

    Learn more about the events and see the full schedule here: Red Stage - Creative Time
    Red Stage is free and open to the public from June 5–July 4, 2021. Scheduled events and times are listed on the website, as well as an open call to take to the stage.  They are not planning to require registration, but for everyone's safety, they will be monitoring capacity to comply with COVID safety guidelines and may ask that visitors come back later when there is space on the plaza.  Subscribe to Creative Time's newsletter or follow @creativetime on Instagram and @creativetime on Twitter to be the first to learn more about the program!
    If you are interested in taking to the stage, please sign up to be notified here and you will be the first to find out when time slots become available. The first time-slots will launch on June 5, 2021 on our sign-up page.

    Scheduled events that standout for LIS folks include the below - but the entire multi-disciplined lineup through the month of June is well worth taking a look at:

    WEDNESDAY, JUNE 9, 2021-ASSEMBLY
    1:00 pm–2:00 pm Disassembling Ableism: Cyrée Jarelle Johnson
    Poet and writer Cyrée Jarelle Johnson facilitates a conversation on strategies of care, poetic interventions, and disassembling ableist systems.
    Instagram: @cyreejarelle | cyree jarelle johnson
    *Johnson is Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Librarian, Chair of BLM Pratt

    2:00 pm–4:00 pm Poetry is Not a Luxury with The Free Black Women's Library
    Join OlaRonke of The Free Black Women's Library for a drop-in reading and discussion on Audre Lorde's Poetry Is Not a Luxury, feel free to bring your favorite poem to complement the conversation and participate in a free-write session of prose and poetry writing.
    The Free Black Women's Library is a social art project that features a collection of over three thousand books by Black women, a Reading Club, and a wide array of free public programming that includes workshops, readings, performances, literary games, and radical conversation.
    www.thefreeblackwomenslibrary.com


    SUNDAY, JUNE 13, 2021-REMEDY
    1:00 pm–3:00 pm On Stage-Collective Care Strategies with The Free Black Women's Library

    Join OlaRonke of The Free Black Women's Library for a conversation on Collective Care Strategies both traditional and contemporary. Engage in a discussion grounded in Black Feminism Praxis, inspired by Toni Morrison's pivotal essay "A Knowing So Deep," and contribute personal stories and moments of care to our public digital archive.
    The Free Black Women's Library is a social art project that features a collection of over three thousand books by Black women, a Reading Club, and a wide array of free public programming that includes workshops, readings, performances, literary games, and radical conversation.
    The Free Black Women's Library

    All the best, Clara
    For all the details on this event : Red Stage - Creative Time
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    Red Stage - Creative Time
    Situated on Astor Place, one of the city's most historic and iconic plazas, Rashid Johnson's Red Stage is a public invitation to experiment and create after a year of chronic anxiety. Drawing on histories of conceptual art and speaker's corners, the sculpture is a literal and metaphorical platform for participation and contestation as we build a future within and beyond the pandemic.
    View this on Creative Time >


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    Clara Cabrera
    she/her/hers
    DICE Co-Leader
    SLA NY Events Chair/Diversity Co-Chair

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    https://connect.sla.org/diversity/events/calendar
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    https://connect.sla.org/diversity/resources/resourcessocialjustice
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